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G.H. suggests that the English novel is indebted to Chaucer’s literary device of throwing together people from assorted social grades to interact. The writer notes that few people read Chaucer for pleasure but if they did master Middle English they…

Victor Hugo’s novel, Notre-Dame de Paris, anglicised to ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ explores a number of themes: the role of religious fanaticism in medieval theology, passion and, for Hugo, old versus new Paris. France’s most famous…

The trend in medievalist revivals in all aspects of colonial life included medieval illumination found in addresses, books, presentation certificates or albums. These pieces of carefully crafted work, sometimes on precious vellum, marked special…

Edith M. Fry interviews Bernard Shaw about his dramatic philosophy. Shaw claims that tragedy and comedy are intertwined. He delivers a short history of the theatre from Greek to modern times. He models his lack of scenery changes on stage from the…

A series of extracts from The Argus ranging from 1878 to 1880. They tell of the Kelly Gang's exploits and their encounters with colonial Victorian law enforcement. A few of the extracts towards the end of the list include descriptions of the…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, is honoured by a pilgrimage that traces his journey from Grenfell NSW to Gulgong NSW (280 kms). PIlgrimage is a medieval concept…

Henry Lawson (1867-1922) is one of Australia's most famous poets, and can be regarded as a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement.

Henry Lawson (1867-1922), one of Australia's most famous poets, and a symbol for the Australian Nationalism Movement, protests against what he sees as the forced allegiance to the monarchy and the bloodshed of war in the name of the monarch.